KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The Home Affairs Ministry (KDN) is prepared to impose foreign visa requirement on Middle Eastern countries’ citizens as proposed by the National Security Council (NSC), to curb Daesh militant threats in Malaysia.
Its deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said to date the NSC had not submitted the proposal to the ministry, but the ministry was prepared to implement the move upon instructions from the council.
“That (visa) is under NSC’s jurisdiction. So far KDN has not received any directives. We will act as soon as we get the directive,” he told Bernama here today.
Nur Jazlan added that the ministry would leave it to the NSC to decide on which Middle Eastern countries came under the move. NSC secretary Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad yesterday (July 9) had proposed that the government imposed visa requirement on citizens from Middle Eastern countries to curb Daesh militant activities in Malaysia.
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